The wedding of the year has finally come around and I missed it! Yes I am ashamed of myself but I didn’t freak out because I knew youtube would have it seconds later. Well I only saw it 3 days later- talk about procrastinating right? I was uber excited, but when I was saw her dress and makeup I was surprised to see how simple it was, don’t get me wrong it was beautiful, elegant & simple. Women around the world probably wore a similar dress, but common your marrying a prince, she couldn’t think of something more creative? 2 Billion people around the world have tuned in to watch (except me) the royal wedding.
Princess Diana & Kate Middleton had such beautiful wedding dresses, the excitement and anticipation was felt around the world. For Prince Harry’s and Megan Markle’s wedding it was nothing short of that, probably even more eagerness awaited there wedding because she is an American, whoop whoop!
Nearly all the news channels talked about Megan Markle and Prince Harry, ugh I couldn’t get enough, I was really excited. Honestly had my standards set high,- maybe a little bit too high. I’ll break down as much as I can from hair to the jewelry pieces and last but not least the dress.
Meghan Markle wearing a messy bun and veil. Photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images
Makeup & Hair Breakdown
Her makeup artist Daniel Martin, who is a Dior and Honest Beauty ambassador & a long time well known friend of Megan. Martin has been a friend of Markle’s for years, doing her makeup frequently for red carpets and press junkets. So he was pretty familiar with Megans makeup style.
Foundation is very sheer, you can see her freckles- safe to say there are no blemishes. Megan Markle stated multiple interviews that she hates when makeup artists or photo editors hide them. So Daniel Martin did a great of showcasing them, without making her skin look to bare. He also opt for a light smokey eye & fluttery lashes, with strong brows that where filled in in the most perfect way. Here lips had a sheer light lipstick on that faded away with time. A lot of women prefer to look like themselves on their wedding day, as apposed to drama and all that glam. It was Meghan, only better – natural beauty was enhanced but not exaggerated.
Meghan Markle’s makeup at the royal wedding is described by the beauty and lifestyle press as “refreshingly simple” & “natural beauty.”
Meghan Markle Wedding. Photo: Jonathan Brady/ Getty Images
Her Hairstylist Serge Normant styled her hair into a “messy bun”. Normant has a salon in New York and works with Sarah Jessica Parker & other a list celebrities. Her messy updo has a whole entire section on Pinterest dedicated to messy updo’s and simplistic makeup. This just might be a new trend, or it probably is trending.
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How stunning is this crown? her look was topped off with this beautiful Tiara, alongside the “Galanterie de Cartier earrings” by French jeweler Cartier & bracelet. According to royal tradition, only married women are permitted to wear tiaras, though there have been some exceptions. The newly-minted Duchess of Sussex wore the Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, which was loaned to the bride by the Queen.
Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau tiara is a diamond and opal-encrusted tiara that was commissioned for Queen Mary, wife of King George V, by English jeweler Garrard in 1925.
As such, a wedding tiara holds particular significance as it is a sartorial symbol of a union and fidelity.
Meghan Markle entering St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle during their wedding service, conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Getty Images
Meghan’s super-simple wedding gown
by Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy has them feeling. Don’t get me wrong, it is beautiful, but…. it’s a tad bit too simple. Even though its modest, clean & elegant something seemed off. Maybe it was the fit? Some people actually have voiced their opinions stating that her dress was a tad to big on her – which I totally agree with. But maybe that was the goal for her, maybe she did want to actually breath and be relaxed in the dress, it goes both way. But common, you are marrying the prince! Megan could’ve sucked it up for one day & should’ve gone for a more fitted look. What do you think, let me know. I know I am not the only who was slightly disappointed by this simplistic theme.
Its an open beateau neckline, long sleeve, sinched in at the waist and flares out on the bottom. To be honest that was my favorite part of the dress, the Boat-neck, it 1accentuates her shoulders and neck beautifully -adding an elegant & sophisticated for the decollete area.
And how can I forget to mention the stunningly long veil, which is visibley longer then the hemline. My personal opinion on the veil is that it saved the whole look, maybe without it it would’ve looked too simple. Veil’s are an iconic piece to complete the bride wedding attire.
The official statement from the Palace:
“Ms. Markle and Ms. Waight Keller worked closely together on the design. The dress epitomises a timeless minimal elegance referencing the codes of the iconic House of Givenchy and showcasing the expert craftsmanship of its world-renowned Parisian couture atelier founded in 1952.
True to the heritage of the house, the pure lines of the dress are achieved using six meticulously placed seams. The focus of the dress is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasises the slender sculpted waist. The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. The slim three-quarter sleeves add a note of refined modernity.”
Original Sketch/ Getty Images
This is the sketch of the wedding dress.
Comparing her to the Duchess of Cambridge –
who was careful to wear a look by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen- has my picking favorites. Kate definitely won the dress battle, since the time area is not to far apart, – if we where to compare Diana to Kate- style hasn’t changed that much. I just love the lace detail and how her dress fits better and flairs out more. But that’s just my opinion.
Megan Markle did change into a beautiful Stell Macartney Dress afterwards. Can I let you in on a little secret? I like this dress much more then the original one she wore earlier.